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The world's best everyday bags. Designed by photographers to revolutionize camera carry, but built for everyone to organize your life.
The world's best everyday bags. Designed by photographers to revolutionize camera carry, but built for everyone to organize your life.
The world's best everyday bags. Designed by photographers to revolutionize camera carry, but built for everyone to organize your life.
26,359 backers pledged $6,565,782 to help bring this project to life.

All but 70 backers have had rewards shipped in full, and 2 weeks of #bagbrag!

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Happy New Year, Backers! Thus far, 2017 has been a rebuilding year, literally.

We're ringing in the new year by tearing apart and rebuilding our office from the ground up. There's 25 folks on the PD team now, and the old space just wasn't doing the trick. Looking forward to sharing our progress with y'all.
We're ringing in the new year by tearing apart and rebuilding our office from the ground up. There's 25 folks on the PD team now, and the old space just wasn't doing the trick. Looking forward to sharing our progress with y'all.

 

One of our two new giant standing desks, about 2/3 finished. Contrary to what this picture might suggest, you can actually make some pretty snazzy furniture using construction lumber, IKEA tidbits, and the brains of several mechanical engineers.
One of our two new giant standing desks, about 2/3 finished. Contrary to what this picture might suggest, you can actually make some pretty snazzy furniture using construction lumber, IKEA tidbits, and the brains of several mechanical engineers.

Hopefully you got a chance to spend some time with friends and family over the last couple weeks. With the holiday season, the tail-end of Kickstarter fulfillment, and our office remodel, things have been a bit meshugge (pronounced "meh-shug-ah," means "cuckoo," probably spelled wrong) over here. But, we've continued to diligently plough away at the few backers who have yet to receive their rewards. As the week winds down, we'd like to present the latest in progress:

EVERYBODY HAS GOTTEN A SHIPPING NOTIFICATION!

If you backed this Kickstarter project and you have not either gotten your rewards or gotten a shipping notification, that means you are one of the 700 backers who has still not filled out their survey. To do that, go here. If you're positive you filled out your survey but you haven't gotten a shipping notification, please do the following:

1. Make sure you're checking the right email account. Specifically, the email account that is associated with your Kickstarter account.

2. Check the SPAM folder. Sometimes our transactional emails end up in there. The "from" address is no-reply@peakdesign.com.

3. Still can't find us? Email us at info@peakdesign.com and we'll take care of ya.

WE SPLIT ORDERS FOR THE LAST 70 BACKERS

In our last update, we mentioned that 287 shipments from our Hong Kong warehouse were awaiting Charcoal Totes. The Totes came in earlier this week, and when we released those 287 shipments we depleted stock of 4 other SKUs in our Hong Kong warehouse during that process. This stranded 70 of those 287 orders. So, we immediately split those orders into two. Those 70 backers will receive their Charcoal Totes (plus whatever else they ordered) in one shipment, and the remaining SKUs (a combination of Slings and Ash Backpacks) will be shipped separately once they become available. We've reached out to these backers individually and offered them a special coupon code on our site for their extreme patience.

BAG SURVEY COMING UP

We don't just encourage feedback from our backers and customers, we actively seek it for the betterment of our products and our company. It's something we do across all our products and all our sales channels.

We really encourage you to put your new bags through the proverbial ringer as soon as you get them. Take 'em out and use 'em. Heck, abuse 'em. Well, don't be too mean. But you know, challenge them heartily. When you're using them, think about your experience. Sometime over the next month or two we're going to send out a big-ol' survey to all of you and ask us how satisfied you are with your Everyday Bags. We want you to be honest and critical. Most importantly, we want you to speak from experience.

So hang tight, and for now, enjoy them bags!

AND THAT TAKES US TO THE #BAGBRAG.

Congrats to Inge (@pixaboo.nl) from the Netherlands for this stunning shot of her blinged-out Everyday Backpack chilling at the base of Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina:

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Click to follow @pixaboo.nl on Instagram

 

And, congrats to Jem (@jemexplorer) from sunny Singapore, for this wonderfully composed shot of her Charcoal Everyday Tote on Granville Island in Vancouver:

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Click to follow @jemexplorer on Instagram

 

You backers sure do know how to travel. Winners, hit us up at info@peakdesign.com to claim your $50 gift card and choose from one of our super-dope new tees! And the rest of you, keep posting those beautiful #bagbrag shots for a chance to win.

We got a lot in store for you folks this year...a lot of wheels turning at Peak Design. Thank you for making this all possible, and we can't wait to show you what's next.

Muchas smooches,

The PD Team

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    1. Missing avatar

      LH on

      I cannot find any option to cancel my order. Please assist.

    2. James Hale on

      Hello Peak Design!

      I got my Charcoal 30L a couple weeks ago and have totally fallen in love with it. I've been searching for a backpack that holds a 15" laptop for a long time and finally had settled on the Tamrac Evolution 9. It was great and held everything that I wanted, except that it was almost too large and bulky to carry on an everyday basis. I carry my camera with me everywhere I go, even to work. So, when I saw your Kickstarter, I jumped on it. I now carry my 30L everywhere I go and it has my basic camera equipment in it as well as my day-to-day items that I carry back and forth to work. I do have to say, I usually only carry a backpack by one strap over my right shoulder and most of them hang crooked when I put them on. However, the 30L hugs my back like it was afraid to fall off! I love it! Putting both straps on makes it feel like it belongs there.

      I do only have one suggestion and that's make the laptop compartment just a few millimeters wider. I carry my laptop with me everywhere, but a little more wiggle room would be nice to get it in and out of my backpack. Everything else is perfect.

      Keep me on your list for any other Kickstarter projects you may have, however, I'm running out of room to put all my stickers! LOL

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      Akitoshi Ito on

      Hi, Adam;
      Thank you for your youtube explanation.
      I think it is a good idea but actually we (and you in youtube) have to prepair document holder to protect from bending or making some rimples.
      I will try to buy one of bug in bugs such as Lihit Lab A70688-24 and try to attach Velcros to connect to the backpack.
      I will buy it if you make more smart solution!
      Thank you!

    4. Nol van Meegeren
      Superbacker
      on

      Looking forward to that survey :)

    5. Beh Kok Seng
      Superbacker
      on

      Got my bag and lens pouch. The sling bag is a bit small to my liking, but have to accommodate what I need to carry.

    6. Pablo Noel on

      I love the transparency, help and dedication of the team to make this humongous enterprise to be a success. Most of the time we feel entitled to make sharp observations on how people should do their jobs because our expectations weren't quickly fulfilled as it was promised, and failed to remember this, in it's principle, a social funding platform and not a retailer like Amazon. Peak Design has successfully deliver lots of amazing products that exceeded any photographers expectation all over again. That's why most of us are trusting our money, time and hopes in projects like this.

      I'm saying this from the uncomfortable position of being one of the bakers who hasn't received anything yet, but with the time proved trust of a costumer who any time had has a problem, this was fixed in record time with dedication and caring.

      Because at the end, we are all people who love to spent our time enjoying life better than being upset trough internet.

    7. Jan Plewa on

      @Adam, Thanks a lot, will do :)

    8. Adam H (Peak Design Employee) on

      @Jan Plewa, if you have feedback you can either send it, including photos to info@peakdesign.com and the Customer Service Team will pass on to the appropriate Team or you could post your feedback publicly on the Peak Design Community Forum, available at https://support.peakdesign.com/hc/en-us/community/topics
      Selecting the appropriate area. This would be in addition to the survey which Adam S mentions above.

    9. Jan Plewa on

      Hm. I would like to add some explanatory Photos to my feedback. Mail? or are Photos a nono for feedback?

    10. Adam H (Peak Design Employee) on

      @Akitoshi Ito I have uploaded my video to YouTube at the following Link "Everyday. Office or College Carry example of the Peak Design Backpack 30L" I hope it helps.

      https://youtu.be/stquJ_J15sQ

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      Rey Espinueva on

      Sorry to hear your misfortune Charles Ho, but Ive been very happy with all the Peak Design products I've backed since day 1 of their old Kickstarter Projects. They even went to the extent of changing the screws of my camera clip at no expense. Kudos PD team. And thank you for the 20L Charcoal Bag. It's just perfect!

    12. Adam H (Peak Design Employee) on

      @Akitoshi Ito I have a couple of ideas for utilising the dividers in this sort of setup, I'll see if I can put a video together over the coming days, it is partly about rethinking how to use what is already there.

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      Akitoshi Ito on

      I got a 30L Backpack as a reward.
      I thought this backpack was well considered for the genuine cameraman.
      The construction of the separator is very functional.
      For the part time cameraman like me, however, there is a very disappointing point that there is no room for the A4 or letter size documents.
      The laptop space is too thin for the laptop + documents.
      I have a request for the Peak Design design team.
      Could you make a documents folder to attach in the backpack by Velcro fastener as a new item?
      I think if we detach a separator, we can make enough room for attaching the document folder.
      This must enhance the backpack's utility so much.
      Please consider!

    14. Nol van Meegeren
      Superbacker
      on

      It's been an amazing ride, and the bags exceed expectations, with the Sling being a surprise hit over here.

      Keep up the good work :)

    15. Eiman Ismail on

      If you put pins on the bag, will that part become non water resistant?

    16. Missing avatar

      Charles Ho on

      I'm part of the unfortunately 70 backers with missing items. Up until now this update, everything was within acceptable bounds. This is clearly shoddy business practice. This is what SHOULD happen:
      1. My initial shipment was delayed due to the mishandle of stock for the charcoal tote (understandable)
      2. PD waits until the Tote is in stock and keeps the other items in my order on hold or ships them first
      3. PD ships my tote or complete order

      This is what has really happened:
      1. My initial shipment was delayed due to the mishandle of stock for the charcoal tote (understandable)
      2. Items on my order were shipped to retailers or other non-KD buyers
      PD ships what they had in stock
      3. PD ships other items

      Your explanation is full of holes. While I love your products, backers and other potential buyers need to be aware.

    17. Jason on

      Awesome progress! So I have a question, though. :(

      I got my bags, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sling. But the 20L backpack is just too small. I didn't order the 30L because I thought it would be too big...even after trying my best to size it out based on dimensions and everything before I ordered. I compared my 20 with a coworker's 30 and really feel that it would be perfect. Is there any way I could trade my 20L in and pay the difference? Should I file a support ticket for this, maybe? Thankful for whatever advice/thoughts you may have.

      Thank you for such awesomely made products!

    18. Alex Lepoutre on

      "A lot of wheels turning" huh? Rolling luggage for 2017 confirmed then? Haha.

    19. Melissa
      Superbacker
      on

      I made a mistake and far overestimated how large the 30" bag is. It's okay because I'll use it for travel, although I'm nervous it won't fit well as a carryon. I'm glad I picked up the messenger bag as well because it has become my new work bag. I'm going to have to buy a 20" bag for sure. I bet that breaks your heart. ;)

    20. Melissa
      Superbacker
      on

      I made a mistake and far overestimated how large the 30" bag is. It's okay because I'll use it for travel, although I'm nervous it won't fit well as a carryon. I'm glad I picked up the messenger bag as well because it has become my new work bag. I'm going to have to buy a 20" bag for sure. I bet that breaks your heart. ;)

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      Nanda on

      Hey guys, I've sent an inquiry #107792 to ask if my backordered backpack can be changed to whatever you have in stock and haven't gotten any replies. Please could you help?

      Thanks.